The Ministry of Health and Population said that unsafe food causes one in every 6 deaths due to diarrhea, which is a major cause of death.
The Ministry of Health and Population added, through its official page on the social networking site “Facebook”: “Children under the age of five face a double risk of malnutrition and death due to unsafe food.” The normal average for their height.
Unsafe food causes 1 in 6 deaths from diarrhea
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jean Goff, has warned that the number of children under five suffering from severe acute malnutrition in Haiti could more than double this year.
More than 86,000 children under the age of five are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition this year, compared to 41,000 children last year, and could die if they did not receive urgent help, a UNICEF official explained. severe malnutrition rates over the past year, and concerned about the shortage of ready-to-use therapeutic food in the coming weeks.